Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Wednesday Stamper - I Can Fly/GC 92 - Jewel Colors Plus Gold

The Wednesday Stamper and Gingersnap Creations challenges gave me the perfect opportunities to use the backgrounds I created using my Gessoed AIs technique that I posted last week on the GC blog. The first piece is a tag I created using Tim Holtz's tag die. I cut one tag from chipboard and another from one of the papers in Tim's Shabby Chic paper stash and adhered them together. I layered the blue technique piece on top of that.

The little girl is from TH's Winged Things 1 stamp set. Her wings were stamped on acetate using Stazon. I replaced her hat with the crown from the other little girl in the Winged Things set. It's colored with Pine Needles Distress ink and a water brush. I added a little dimension by covering it with Glossy Accents and then added a few rhinestones for sparkle. Her dress was colored using a water brush and Faded Jeans Distress ink.

To give her something to sit on, I cut a piece of chipboard using my new Iron Gate die (love this die so much!), and embossed it using my Faux Tarnished Metal technique. It's attached to the tag with Mini Fasteners. I wanted a little matching crepe paper ruffle, but I didn't have any green crepe paper. No problem! I mixed up a batch of homemade glimmer mist in a Mini Mister using Pine Needles Distress reinker and Perfect Pearls, and misted it onto white crepe paper. It seemed a bit boring, so I embossed it using Ranger silver embossing powder and the flourish from TH's Reindeer Flight stamp set.

The next piece was created for the Gingersnap Creations Color Challenge: Jewel Colors Plus Gold. I'm still not sure if I like this - it's not typically 'me'. I asked my husband what he thought and he said it was 'different'. I was like, different good or different weird? He said it was just not my usual style. That seemed like a very safe answer! I guess he's gotten wise about these things....

Since the monthly theme at GC is Royalty, I knew I wanted to create something in that theme and I've also been wanting to use the Castle Keep stamps from Oxford Impressions. I found a really cool castle card template that I thought was perfect. The original is so sweet and I just noticed she made little flags. Dang! Wish I'd done that!

Make sure you check out all the wonderful submissions at both the Gingersnap Creations and Wednesday Stamper blogs and consider playing along!

28 comments:

  1. So much detail on your tag! It's fabulous! And that castle is just amazing! Awesome work!

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  2. Gorgeous art, Shelly. The techniques you did for both of these really makes me want to rush up to the art room and do more art.

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  3. Big-time gorgeous pieces, Shelly!

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  4. You really create some gorgeous things Shelly and am so loving these. Annette x

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  5. Oh, how wonderful they both are!! I Love all the textures and techniques you put into your gorgeous tag! Thanks for sharing! Also Love the stamp and how you used it/them :) And the second one is different Gorgeous!! Love it :) It's wonderful to jump out of the box and do something different now and then, and you did it so wonderfully :) Standing ovations for both your creations!! Thanks for inspiering me and for flying with us over at WS this week :)
    hugs and smiles,
    Linda

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  6. Oh your castle is wonderfull, Shelly-
    Dorthe

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  7. Shelly, your tag looks fantastic. Also your castle is great.

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  8. Wow, what a post here! I love the silver embossing on your tag and the way her wings look translucent! And your castle...don't even know the adjectives, just think its fabulous!

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  9. oh my! you really rocked both of these assignments! loved reading about all the techniques you used.

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  10. Love the tag AND the castle card! Really wonderful pieces of art, Shelly! Love those backgrounds, another technique I must try! lol!

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  11. Wow, you've been busy! I love the pieces you've created--wonderful!

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  12. omg, both are stunning. love all the details and how you created the backgrounds

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  13. Oh, Shelly, these are both just wonderful! I saw your amazing castle at GS and had to run right over her to tell you how breathtaking it is. Then I saw the tag, and was doubly deprived of my breath! Spectacular work!!!!

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  14. Absolutely beautiful, Shelly! I love both pieces!

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  15. Saw this on GS and realized it was you - i just love your work! This is so clever and beautiful too.

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  16. this castle is really royal, great colors! and i love the little girl´s wings so much - good idea to stamp on acetate!

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  17. Both are fantastic art work.
    Have a nice weekend,
    Anja

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  18. i love the style, colors and dimension in these pieces. wonderful work Shelly! xo

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  19. Gorgeous tag! Love the structure and all the work you have put in...Beautiful castle aswell!

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  20. Ooooo both projects are wonderful.

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  21. Your pieces are absolutely wonderful!
    Hanne

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  22. LOVE your Tag Shelly...just Awesomely Perfect!

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  23. Absolutely beautiful! Just wanted to let you know you're featured on my blog today for the gorgeous giveaway I won from you through OWOH. Hop on over and take a look when you get a few minutes. Hope you get some blog traffic from the post!

    Best Wishes, and THANK YOU AGAIN so much! I love it!

    Paula

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  24. I adore your creation... very creative. I love the idea of the castle shape.... Great job !!!

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